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“Very good food in the heart of town”
Review of Le Bon Vivant

Le Bon Vivant
Ranked #5 of 76 Restaurants in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Dutch
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
kigali
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260 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Very good food in the heart of town”
Reviewed 11 December 2013

The food really was excellent - we went for lunch and ended up being there 3 hours. The mains and desserts are huge though so share! Would like to go back.

  • Visited December 2013
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Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Norwegian first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Durban, South Africa
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Brilliant food and raised the Game”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

What an amazing dining experience The chef really upped his game with a new menu served and delivered to 110% customer satisfaction, the waiting staff were briliiant and the food matched our expectations, definately one of SA's finest Eateries, fine dining in a really relaxed and fun atmosphere, always look forward to eating here and the next time cannot come quick enough. Well done to the chef and his team, Highly Highly recommended

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Jonathan Kelsey

  • Visited November 2013
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Good Food”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

We found Le Bon Vivant had a lovely French atmosphere. The food was beautifully presented. The restaurant was very busy when we visited and the service was rather slow at times. Thw waiter took our wine order on arrival, but it was 15 minutes before the bottle arrived. However we enjoyed a delicious meal.

Visited November 2013
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Long Beach Island, New Jersey
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect First Meal in South Africa”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The finest meal of our 15 day visit to South Africa turned out to be our first. The meal was a bargain, taking into comparison NYC prices. The big appetizer, an array of 6 or 7 items, is the way to start. Great service and superb food. Nice outdoor garden setting. All the dishes are beautiful to look at also.

  • Visited October 2013
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Cape Town, South Africa
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Will return”
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

We celebrated our anniversary at Le BV. I booked the table a month or two in advance and asked for a secluded table in the garden. Although my request was recorded in their diary, when we got there we were informed that they had prepared a table inside for us and we were taken to a table near the kitchen. As the weather was beautiful and we weren't really in the mood to watch the chef, we asked if we could rather sit on the patio. Luckily this wasn't a problem, but it did not make a good first impression. The rest of the night was however lovely. Our waiter was very friendly and served us well. We had the surprise menu which we enjoyed except for one of the courses, but I think that was more a matter of personal taste. The wine pairing is very generous and all in all the meal was very good value for money. Dessert was simply breathtakingly beautiful and delicious:-)

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